Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

The Precourt Institute for Energy is part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

Students sitting on grass in the engineering quad


Main content start

The Precourt Institute for Energy's educational mission is to help develop a generation of experts and energy-literate people for the energy transition.

Resources for students Resources for lifelong learners

Resources for students

Explore Energy

Explore Energy logo of designed flower with petals indicating the program's offerings

Explore Energy is the Precourt Institute’s student engagement and education program across all Stanford’s schools. The program increases energy literacy, experiential learning, mentoring and networking at Stanford.

Visit the Explore Energy website

Featured Learning Opportunities

Stanford Climate Ventures

View of Memorial Church through the main quad arches

Stanford Climate Ventures is a three-quarter project-based course sequence that practices the creation of transformational climate ventures and innovation models.

Hacking for Climate and Sustainability

Glacier in Alaska with mountains in background

Participants in this class will develop the skills required of a mission driven entrepreneur and apply lean startup principles by tackling a critical problem facing climate and sustainability as part of a team of engineers, scientists, social scientists, MBAs, and law and policy experts.

Hacking for Defense

Two airplanes flying with blue sky and clouds

Tackle complex problems critical to the government around national security, energy networks, cyber security, AI and invent new technologies with a team of engineers, scientists, MBAs, and policy experts

TomKat Innovation Transfer

Aerial view of solar farm

The TomKat Center's Innovation Transfer program assists Stanford University faculty, staff, and students in commercializing breakthrough technologies and innovations in sustainability.

Resources for lifelong learners

Understand Energy Learning Hub

Explore different energy topics and increase your energy literacy with up-to-date, thoughtful content geared for learners who want to gain fluency around energy.

Net Zero Energy Executive Education

The Net Zero Energy Executive Education programs are designed to empower leaders with the essential knowledge, skills, and tools to tackle the challenge of steering their organization toward a net zero operation.

Local Governance Summer Institute

California State Capitol building

Participants in the program have the opportunity to exchange and acquire tools for improving local government performance and enhancing prospective analytical capacity to innovate and anticipate societal change.